The Walking Who are Sydney based psych rock trio Rohin Brown, Jay Bird and Paul Mclean. 2014 was a huge year for the band receiving blog cred from around the world and playing in the UK and Europe for the very first time.
The band won Sydney FBI Radio’s coveted ‘Northern Lights’ competition with their single With Roses which took them to Iceland to play ‘Iceland Airwaves Festival’. Not taking this opportunity lightly the guys packed their swags for the long haul and reached as many cities as they could ticking off The Netherlands, London, Germany and Italy.
Their new single My Future Wife continues to defy boundaries, mixing genres and fusing them together.
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Helsinki, Finland based Black Lizard (founded 2010) fuse hypnotic rock music with primitive psychedelia and 1970s proto-punk.
To some, the band sounds a bit like a modern version of neo-psychedelic classics such as Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3 or brmc. In the last couple of years Black Lizard have played a plethora of diverse live shows, during which they’ve managed to create their own distorted signature sound.
All Her Time is taken from their 2nd album Solarize.
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Portsmouth band Kassassin Street are the antidote to unimaginative guitar bands. Disenchanted with the current crop of indie rock, the Southsea based band are carving their own course, creating intense and danceable psychedelia with soaring melodies and infectious groove
Centre Straight Atom follows on from the success of their debut single The Royal Handkerchief Ballet. The debut was praised by critics including Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music and NME who featured the unsigned band in their Radar section and Buzz Playlist of the Week.
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Deep Sea Arcade’s reverberated pop recalls Portishead and The Zombies yet with a unique character and charm.
The band began as a songwriting and home recording project for founding members and school mates Nic McKenzie and Nick Weaver when they were in their mid teens. After years developing a large catalogue of demo recordings McKenzie and Weaver banded with guitarists Tim Chamberlain and Simon Relf and drummer Carlos Adura, giving the music an energy and scope that was previously out of reach.
Black Cat is the first taste from Deep Sea Arcade’s sophomore record (to be released 2014).
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A self-styled retro-indie-folk-psychedelic-blues duo, Golden Animals was originally formed in Brooklyn, NY, by American vocalist/guitarist Tommy Eisner and Swedish-born drummer/backing vocalist Linda Beecroft.
After recording their first EP in 2006, the couple embarked on a cross-country pilgrimage that brought them to the barren wastes of the California desert, where they began composing new music while house-sitting for cult figure Gordon Kennedy, author of the natural living, pre-hippie manual Children of the Sun.
Thus was spawned the Golden Animals’ significantly ’60s infused 2008 debut album, Free Your Mind and Win a Pony, which was produced by indie rock maven Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Blonde Redhead).
All Your Life is taken from their second album Hear Eye Go.
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